The president of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (British Encyclopedia) announced in an interview with The New York Times the end of the print edition of the prestigious publication to focus on Internet and in its school edition.
“This will put some sad and nostalgic, but now we have a better tool,” said the newspaper Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Company Inc, located, contrary to what its name suggests, in Chicago (Illinois, Northern States USA).
“The website is continuously updated, is much more complete and has media (content),” he argued. “It’s a rite of passage into this new digital era”.
The last print issue will be dated 2010. The edition costs $ 1,395 and brings together the work of more than 4,000 experts. The New York Times states that this is the oldest English language encyclopedia that has been continuously updated since 244 years ago. (FL)